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Wisconsin LGBT youth produce stylish new ‘It Gets Better’ music video

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Enjoy this stylish new “It Gets Better” music video from Madison, Wisc. resident Colton Boettcher and friends — one of the best “It Gets Better” videos to come along in a while.

Boettcher’s artistic vision takes shape in the form of a music video interpretation of Lady Gaga’s song, “Hair.”

Watch:

From the video’s description:

Hair is about being yourself, being true to who you are; as the song exemplifies, “you are the spirit of your hair, it’s all the glory you bare”, YOU are your #hair.

As most of us know, growing up isn’t easy. Countless young people are faced with daily tormenting and bullying, causing them to feel isolated and alone. This is an especially harsh reality for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted, sometimes even tortured, simply for being themselves.

The “It Gets Better Project,” launched by Seattle-based activist and author Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller, has since compiled more than 10,000 online videos to provide support and encouragement to LGBT youth struggling with bullying and adversity.

Editor’s Note: If you or someone you know needs support, please don’t hesitate to call the Trevor Project‘s Lifeline at 866-488-7386.

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24 more reader comments:

  1. cant wait to see it

    Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:08pm
  2. im countin down the hours

    Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:11pm
  3. This was really well done. Great job!

    Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:12pm
  4. Awsome! It does get better! <3 Love iz Love! <3

    Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:18pm
  5. What a fantastic video!! Well done!

    Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:18pm
  6. I’m so overwhelmed with the support we are receiving with this video! I’m Colton Boettcher, the director! :) I’m so glad our message is reaching so many people so quickly!

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12:00am
  7. Like time 10,000!

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12:09am
  8. Edit: times

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12:09am
  9. I’m 53 now, I came out about 28 yrs ago. It is getting better. I’m hoping I will still be around when we finally get equal rights. Good Job with video.

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12:45am
  10. Bravo!! Thank you for doing this! Beautifully done!!

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 1:53am
  11. they need to modify the message…its gets better till you hit 40, then you better hit the gym to get better…lol

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 4:15am
  12. Fabulous video! Nicely done!

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 4:25am
  13. Awesome video!!!

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9:22am
  14. This is fantastic :) Posted and shared! It DOES get better. I think these issues are hardest when one is in high school but high school is only 4 years and after that, the world is theirs. I love seeing all of this activism all around me. To those struggling, stay strong. Even when everything feels like it is falling apart, you gotta remember you gotta fall before you can rise. <3

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9:38am
  15. lol how did I not see this and I live in Wisconsin. (Blind as a bat)

    Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10:26pm
  16. Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 12:14pm
  17. Super cool video! It was very well done.

    Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 8:14pm
  18. Very cool video!! I wish we would have done something like that at my high school.

    Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 8:21pm
  19. Sup?

    Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 8:28pm
  20. this inspires me to deal with whatever outcomes i may face in high school :)

    Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 12:04am
  21. Thank you, outstanding job !

    Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:05am
  22. inb4 they all kill themselves

    Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 12:11pm
  23. Very well done! <3

    Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:05pm
  24. Great job, Colton (and everyone else). That’s an awesome way to get that message across to people. You can tell that the dancers have talent. I hope this video is seen by someone who can get them started in the entertainment industry.

    Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 6:38am